First Word: Goodbye, Hillary Clinton…for now

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“V” is for victory as Hillary stands alongside Libyan fighters on October 18, 2011.
“V” is for victory as Hillary stands alongside Libyan fighters on October 18, 2011.
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So long and farewell, Hillary Clinton. The secretary of state leaves the office Friday with record approval ratings, and she told multiple media outlets this week that she is excited to finally get some sleep. In her last one-on-one interview, Clinton told the Associated Press that the embassy attack in Benghazi was one of the lowest moments of her diplomatic career. She also said that critics of the administration’s handling of the attack do not live in an “evidence-based world” and their refusal to “accept the facts” is unfortunate. Although she continues to diffuse any questions about a presidential run in 2016, she said that she will keep busy and continue to speak, write and continue to make a difference in the world. John Kerry will replace Clinton at the State Department on Friday

First Word: Goodbye, Hillary Clinton...for now

Updated